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Waste segregation awareness in S Delhi

delhi Updated: May 20, 2019 07:48 IST
Baishali Adak
Baishali Adak
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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National Green Tribunal (NGT) gave the three municipalities time till the end Lok Sabha elections to start implementing provisions of the SWM bylaws.(HTPhotos)

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Sunday began a campaign to sensitise people regarding the new Solid Waste Management (SWM) Bylaws of Delhi in its three designated ‘Model Wards’ for garbage disposal — Janakpuri South, Andrews Ganj and RK Puram.

This comes after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) gave the three municipalities time till the end Lok Sabha elections to start implementing provisions of the SWM bylaws.

The bylaws call for civic bodies to charge for garbage collection and levy stringent fines for non-segregation of waste by residents. According to the bylaws, the user fee for daily garbage collection ranges from ₹50-₹5,000 per month, and the fine for non-segregation at source ranges from ₹200-₹10,000.

Though the bylaws were notified by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal more than a year ago, they are yet to be implemented.

Once successful in the model wards, this will be emulated in the other wards, covering entire Delhi subsequently.

First Published: May 20, 2019 07:48 IST